The National Dengue Control Unit has said that 1000
dengue related cases had been reported during the last 10 days. The National Dengue Control Unit in collaboration with the Health Ministry has launched dengue control programmes covering the entire island.
According to the overall report, more than 2.2 million premises had been inspected. A Health Ministry statement said that over 40 thousand dengue breeding hotspots were detected during these inspections. The Health Ministry has accordingly advised over 315 thousand individuals to clear the area, issued notices to more than 97 thousand individuals and filed cases against nearly 13,000 individuals.
Also the Education Ministry had issued a special circular to all Principals for the maintenance of schools and educational institutions sans dengue breeding grounds.